Run in Terminal (TextMate bundle)
A simple TextMate 1.5 bundle to run Python, Ruby, PHP, Bash scripts in Terminal.app without stealing focus from the TextMate window. It can easily be modified to run
%YOUR_FAVORITE_LANGUAGE%. If you added support for a new language, please make a pull request to update this repository or email your changes to the author.
- Download and extract the archive.
- Double click “Run in Terminal.tmbundle”. TextMate will then install the bundle.
Press Cmd + Shift + R to run your script. If any other bundles share this hotkey, TextMate will show a pop-up menu where you’d need to select Run in Terminal → Run Python/Ruby/PHP...:
If you don’t want this menu to appear, use Bundle Editor to edit out the hotkey from “conflicting” bundles or set a different hotkey for commands in this bundle.
How does it work
The bundle uses AppleScript to create (if necessary) a Terminal.app window running a GNU Screen session named “TextMate”, which receives commands to run your script. Such a window is internally referenced as an “executor”. After running a script, “executor” displays execution time measured with Unix
For Python projects, the bundle respects
TM_PYTHON environment variable (if set). If you use virtualenv, set TM_PYTHON to the full path to Python binary inside your virtualenv directory. Note that TextMate does not understand
Only tested with TextMate 1.5.11 and Mac OS X 10.8 (“Mountain Lion”).
- Sometimes the “executor” may take up to 30 seconds to initialize while displaying a message saying “New screen”.
- Bash commands used to run scripts are saved in bash history as if a user typed them.
Credits & license
Written by Eugene / Dae (email@example.com).
Any feedback is appreciated. Feel free to use the code under the terms of the MIT License (see LICENSE).